Monday, 3 July 2017

Swans a-swimming

A birthday card today for a friend who loves anything swans related. It's her birthday tomorrow, but I know she won't see this card on my blog.

I used a Sizzix 'Triple Circle Flip-Its' die for the base card.  This set of dies includes 10 dies and all the dies I used for my card were from this set.  For the embossed background I used a Sheena Douglass 'Water Ripple' e/f.  The swans are punched and I added an eye to each one with a fineliner pen.

This photo shows the card turned round to reveal the back of the circles.  I embossed the die cut circles with the same embossing folder and added three smaller punched swans.  

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29 comments:

  1. Your friend is sure to love this card. Great choice of embossing folder here.

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  2. What a great birthday card, Liz. I think that the swans are swimming! Wow! I love it!

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  3. Wow! I love the embossed background!

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  4. This is just gorgeous,love the design.x

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  5. This is lovely Liz and sounds just perfect for your friend. I love the way you've used an embossing folder that looks just like water. Very clever. Barbxx

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  6. love your flip design swan card Liz your embossed background is lovely

    Anne

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  7. Beautiful red, white & blue card! I love the embossing that makes it look like water for the background. Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

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  8. A fabulous card Liz, a super design and lovely embossed background.
    Pauline -
    Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  9. Fantastic card Liz, love this card style and your embossing is perfect with the swans.
    Pam x

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  10. Perfect card for a swan lover - love the colours you've used Liz! Shabneez x

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  11. This is a pretty shaped card Liz and I love the three circles decorated with the swans, and the SD Water Ripple EF is just perfect for the background. I'm sure your friend will adore it and swans are indeed beautiful. x

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  12. I really like this card with those cute front and back swans and that great embossing! Very pretty!

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  13. This is so gorgeous!! I love the embossing!! The swans are fabulous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  14. Beautiful! That watery embossing folder is perfect with the swans
    Jane

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  15. Hi Liz, a great card for a lover of swans, they always seem so graceful, the embossing folder is perfect for the card... have a wonderful week... Megan

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  16. Hi Liz,
    what a wonderful card and that design is fantastic.
    Love the wonderful embossing and your colour choice.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  17. A lovely card Liz, I'm sure your friend will love it!
    A clever use of the embossing folder, just perfect for the swans.
    Janice x

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  18. A wonderful card Liz, I love the water effect embossing and the lovely little swans.

    Sue xx

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  19. Love the idea of the swans either side of the circles, a clever card, bet your friend will be thrilled with this special card.
    Faith
    x

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  20. Beautiful shaped card and I love the textures looks so like water! Have a sunny day!

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  21. Gorgeous card, love the movement in it and that embossing folder works perfectly x

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  22. Thank you for sharing your card, love the embossing, great job.
    Leanne DT/4CC

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  23. Such a super card - and just perfect for your swan-loving friend! (I'm afraid of swans!!)

    Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

    Kate
    Small Bits of Paper

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  24. The ripple embossing and the swans are a match made in crafty heaven! What a original and beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Country View Challenges this month.

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  25. This is such a fun card and wonderful interpretation of our challenge theme! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... x

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  26. A wonderful birthday card! Love the design - and I need that ripple embossing folder! Thank you for joining us at Cards in Envy! ~ Marilyn

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  27. Fabulous card Liz. I love that swirly embossing folder.

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  28. Lovely birthday card! The embossed background is just perfect for your swans! Thank you for joining the July challenge of the Country View Challenges blog!

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